Country:United States
Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2008
Date Ended:2015
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Funds to sub-national governments, Economic Instruments, Economic Instruments>Direct investment, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Legal References:42 USC Part C - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program provides funding to local and state government, Indian tribes, and territories to develop and implement projects to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions in their communities. The program assists eligible entities in implementing strategies that will improve energy efficiency in the transportation, building, and other appropriate sectors, and reduce fossil fuel emissions and total energy use in an environmentally sustainable manner. Activities that may use grant funds range from strategic planning, information sharing, and developing building codes, to installing renewable energy technologies, to implementing technologies to reduce, capture, and use methane and other GHGs from landfills or similar sources. Funding supplements, and does not replace, funding provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under the Weatherization and State Energy Programs.

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